Last review date 03/02/2023

This is a very specific schedule for newborn babies born to a mother who has a Hepatitis B infection.  For further information, please see the Technical Specification and the Green Book Chapter 18

1. Schedule 

The first dose is normally administered at birth in hospital with the 2nd dose at 4 weeks and the final dose at 12 months. The other doses are given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks as part of the childhood immunisations programme.

2. Identifying Newborn Babies At Risk of Hepatitis B

This is normally something that is identified by midwives, but Ardens has two reports that help to identify mothers and babies for review, coding and possible vaccination.  

These reports can be found under 'Reporting > Clinical Reporting > Ardens > Invitations | Vaccinations > Hep B newborn at risk'. 

3. Template 

An 'Immunisations - Hep B Newborn' template is available which can be found under 'Auto Consultations > Ardens Imms and Injections > Hepatitis B Newborn Imms'. 

On the template you can record a PSD and there are quick links to administer the vaccine. 

To qualify for payment via CQRS staff must record one of the options on the 'At risk' drop down box including 'Mother hepatitis B positive XaYVx' or 'At risk of hepatitis B infection XahoH'

4. Payment

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There are reports available for CQRS payments which can be found under 'Reporting > Clinical Reporting > Ardens > Contracts Current Financial Year CQRS > n Monthly'.

5. Missed Income

A report is available to identify patients that have been vaccinated but not coded as 'At risk of a Hepatitis B infection'. This can be found under 'Reporting > Clinical Reporting > Ardens > Missed Income > Hep B newborn at risk' .